By the Caribbean Journal staff
Canadian air carrier WestJet is returning to St Maarten, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism.
The carrier will begin weekly scheduled service between Toronto and St Maarten as of April 23, and every Saturday thereafter.
Canada had been St Maarten’s fastest-growing source market before Hurricane Irma.
“During the Caribbean Travel Marketplace, we had discussions with WestJet representatives and they were impressed with the updates that we provided about the destination’s recovery,” said Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Cornelius de Weever. “The return of visitors from the Canadian market is a very positive development for the destination and stakeholders on the island.”
WestJet has been expanding rapidly in the Caribbean, with new flights to destinations including, most recently, Belize.